New book posts:
- Short reviews: The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski, Vicious by L. J. Shen, The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
- Short reviews: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black, The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson, Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
- Review: I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You by Yumi Sakugawa (graphic novel)
- Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
- An old review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
- Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- Review: When We Collided, An Unquiet Mind
- Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston
- Was These Books Five Stars? (Predictions Update)
- Mermaid & Siren Book Recommendations
Other books I’ve been reading:
- A lot of graphic novels! Post coming up.
Added to TBR:
- The music and the mirror by Lola Keeley (lesbian ballerinas)
- First position by Melissa Brayden (more lesbian ballerinas)
- The lady’s guide to celestial mechanics by Olivia Waite (historical lesbians)
- Almost home by Madison Kuhn (poetry)
- Please don’t go before I get better by Madisen Kuhn (poetry)
- Shame is an ocean I swim across by Mary Lambert (poetry, queer, tw for suicide and rape and probably more)
- Her royal highness by Rachel Hawking (f/f romance, ya, enemies to lovers trope)
- A matter of disagreement by E. E. Ottoman (m/m romance, trans mc, fantasy)
- Wolfsong by T. J. Klune (fantasy, m/m romance)
- Aphrodite made me do it by Trista Mateer (queer poetry)
- Valkyrie by Sophia Elaine Hanson (poetry)
- Damage control by Jae (lesbians)
Three things on my mind:
- I’ve fallen in love with aesthetics like dark academia, light academia and cottagecore all over again. Mainly because I miss my homes, both the one in the valley village I left for university (cottagecore all the way), and the new one I created at university studying physics (where academia longing sets in).
- In the same mindset I recently found two TV series and then the inspirations behind those, and didn’t realize before later how polar opposites they are. For the first time in a while I’ve been posting on my tumblr (same name) again, mostly about these.
“Deadly Class” is extremely violent and (kind of) dark academia, just with assassins and found-family trope. What got me hooked on this series is how much the main character reminds me of Neil Josten when arriving to the team in The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic. They’re equally lost, traumatized & untrusting of everyone. The comics are simply multiple bloodbaths (truly, be warned!) as they continue where the cancelled-after-one-season TV series left it. Definitely search up trigger warnings before getting into it. It’s as far from young adult things you can come while also taking place in a boarding school.
“Anne with an E” is the polar opposite, just pure periodic drama, which isn’t usually my thing, but this has enough queer rich aunts and a girl who can’t stop creating stories, along with flowers and cottagecore aesthetics ft. a lovely bookclub hut built in the forest. It certainly has its darker hardships as well as a farming community tries to survive, but I have one season left and I’m going to savour it. Newly added to my favourite TV series.
- I wrote about platonic love in my review of the graphic novel I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You by Yumi Sakugawa and since it’s been roaming around my head. I really think we need more platonic love things and reminders. Like I love the found-family trope, but it doesn’t really dive deep enough into that special bond that exists usually. There’s a reason many love the “I would die for you” friendships of the Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.